With Christmas fast approaching, I thought why not ease you all into the spirit of the holiday with ten chapters from my novel, KRINGLE. Yes! Ten free chapters for you to enjoy running Monday through Thursday until November 16th. Hope you enjoy!
To catch up on the story I’ve added the Links to the end of this post.
The truth behind the rumors
Kris Kringle Fights Father Nature for Possession of Santa Heir
by Nattie Blather
’Tiz the season to be jolly, but is the Kringle family hiding a dark secret behind their smiling faces?
Cooper says he’s the heir to Nature, but after the Oahu incident it’s obvious he doesn’t have what it takes. The boy is his mother’s son, alright. From what I’ve seen of her at the beach, Holly can’t handle lava either.
Pretty and porky Miss Joyous Noël has announced her ‘engagement’ to gorgeous man-fairy, Brannoc. It ain’t gonna happen, honey. He’ll never marry a girl with cotton candy brains. I’ll also bet Santa will have him raking reindeer poo before he lets Brannoc anywhere near his daughter’s sacred boudoir.
Or is he too late? Is that why Candy was seen crying while Brannoc destroyed the East Wing’s holiday tree, decorated in the girl’s honor.
Or should I say, dishonor?
And what’s this? LaRoux Cooper is throwing herself a divorce party? I’ve noticed she’s been swept off her feet by Ice Man Utgaard. Could it be LaRoux has finally shaken the fluff from her brains?
Holly is in full support and was heard telling her father, “You’re an episodic nightmare. An infectious dirt-bag. If you go near my mother again, I will hunt you down and live in your soul until you weep for mercy.”
Brainy but not beautiful Cookie told me, “My grandfather has put my family through years of mental abuse. He’s no longer welcome in our home.”
Father Nature responded, “My grandchildren’s reaction comes from years of mindless anger from their mother. She never accepted her grandmother’s rejection, but she simply cannot grasp the simplest of Nature concepts.”
When pressed for details, Kingston said, “I’ve supported Holly with love, encouragement, and enormous amounts of money, but her jealousy and resentment has pushed her into madness. She’s behind my wife forging ahead with this divorce bull crap.”
Father Nature was also heard to mutter, “If I don’t get some real sugar soon, I’m gonna blast Grimm County off the face of the earth.”
Hopefully, with Santa’s decision to divorce her, Holly Kringle will be knocked off her pedestal and lift the Sugar Ban. Just because she’s a powder addict and fifteen pounds overweight is no reason to punish the rest of us.
Chapter 1-Part 1 Chapter 1-Part 2. Chapter 1-Part 3. Chapter 1-Part 4
Chapter 2-Part 1 Chapter 2-Part 2 Chapter 2-Part 3 Chapter 2-Part 4
Chapter 3-Part 1 Chapter 3-Part 2 Chapter 3-Part 3 Chapter 3-Part 4
Chapter 4-Part 1. Chapter 4-Part 2 Chapter 4-Part 3 Chapter 4-Part 4
Chapter 5-Part 1 Chapter 5-Part 2 Chapter 5-Part 3 Chapter 5-Part 4
Chapter 6-Part 1 Chapter 6-Part 2 Chapter 6-Part 3 Chapter 6-Part 4
Chapter 7-Part 1 Chapter 7-Part 2 Chapter 7-Part 3 Chapter 7-Part 4
Chapter 8-Part 1 Chapter 8-Part 2 Chapter 8-Part 3 No Chapter 8-Part 4
Chapter 9-Part 1 Chapter 9-Part 2 Chapter 9-Part 3 Chapter 9-Part 4
Chapter 9-Part 5
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Holly Kringle has a very full plate. She is Highest Mayor of Polartown and President of Kringle Enterprises–the company that puts the ‘Merry’ in Christmas and the ‘Happy’ in Holidays. She is also the mother of teenagers and wife to Kris Kringle–the World’s Biggest Kid. When the reindeer are poisoned three days before Eve Launch, Holly adds amateur detective to her resume. With just about everyone in Polartown under suspicion, she doesn’t have time to dwell on employee problems, personal family issues, her 50th birthday, or investigate her husband’s highly suspicious behavior. If Dancer dies, her soulmate Dasher won’t want to live without her. And like a pod of whales beaching on the shore, the remaining Famous Eight will surely follow.
10 KRINGLE chapters will post Monday through Thursday until November 16th. Naturally there is my hope that you will be caught up in the story to want to buy the book, either paperback or ebook, and to make it so much more enticing to you, I’ve dropped the prices. Plus every penny of profit will benefit cats from a local colony. All of my fur babies, except for Herman, came from that colony. While I cannot afford to adopt another cat — when I took in Candy, Elly and Chevy over the past 12 months with Els and Chev being FIV+, that brought the Wonderpurr Gang up to 13 — I would never turn away a hungry animal who wanders into my yard, especially in winter.
Hope that sounds enticing to you Christmas novel readers. And if it does, I have created three ways for you to purchase KRINGLE, if you so desire.
KINDLE eBooks – If you enjoy ebooks, KRINGLE is available on Kindle for $3.99 with a generous royalty profit of $2.73 for the kitties.
Amazon.com – You can purchase the paperback for $7.95 where the royalty is .54 (grrr) and shipping is about $4.59.
CREATESPACE – I’ve set up a Createspace store specifically for KRINGLE readers. There the book is priced at $7.95 with a royalty of $2.13 and standard shipping is about $3.59.
I hope you enjoy the ten free chapters. And if you do, please tell your friends. Better yet…buy a book, either as a gift for yourself, or for someone on your gift list who enjoys campy, funny, holiday mysteries.
Love to you all!
Kim, Herman, Dori
and the Wonderpurr Gang